Social Media Web

Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities. Social media is a phrase that we throw around a lot these days, often to describe what we post on sites and apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and others.

The social part refers to interacting with other people by sharing information with them and receiving information from them.
The media part refers to an instrument of communication, like the internet while TV, radio, and newspapers are examples of more traditional forms of media.
 
This interaction can take many forms, but some common types include:
  • Sharing links to interesting content produced by third parties
  • Public updates to a profile, including information on current activities and even location data
  • Sharing photos, videos and posts
  • Commenting on the photos, posts, updates, videos and links shared by others